Our visitor area has aquariums, color photographic exhibits of the different culture techniques used, and aquatic ecosystem displays. A display pool with various species of fish, a scenic area with fishing access, a hiking trail, and a historic functioning wooden water wheel are also available for visitor use.
Pennington Creek offers a public fishing site on hatchery land, with fly fishing for smallmouth bass and sunfish being very popular using wading or bank-fishing methods.
Pennington Creek fish (1.04 MB PDF)
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Hatchery grounds are open for fishing in Pennington Creek and hiking the Nature Trail 24 hours a day, year round. Please obey “Area Closed” signs.
Take Hwy 377 North 8 miles from Tishomingo, then west 4 miles on Hwy 7.
Area map (483 KB PDF)
Guided tours are provided Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. After hours tours can sometimes be accommodated. For questions on tours, or to arrange a guided tour, contact the hatchery at (580) 384-5463.
Only the Nature Trail is available for self-guided tours of the hatchery. Informational signs have been placed throughout the Nature Trail for visitors to consult at their leisure. A trail map (971 KB PDF) has been created for your use during your visit.
The Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery is also featured on the myRefuge App for iPads/iPhones. This mobile maplet features information on National Wildlife Refuges and Hatcheries.